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11-05-2020, 09:11 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I now habitually depress the lens release button in when attaching a lens
Yeah I started to do this basically after my first lens change. Coming from the Minolta Alpha mount back then the Pentax mount felt a lot less smooth to engage lenses on to.

QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Another possible cause is rough edges somewhere on the camera's lens mount
Unfortunately I had this problem on at least 2 different camera bodies that I can remember. And hadn't discovered the wonderful world of m42 yet..

11-14-2020, 04:19 PM   #32
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Hi angerdan,

Just noticed your question. Yes, I have converted both 1.8/50 and 2.4/35 from plastic to metal mounts (No problems with the original mounts of any kind. I just don't like plastic bayonets, but like these two lenses a lot, so it was worth the effort for me.) The steps required to complete the conversion are basically the same for both DA lenses. The most important thing is finding the right donor lens. The plastic bezels on some of F/FA lenses are too small to fit the DA lenses.


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